God Knew What We’d Need
"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 (NLT)
Long before we were on this earth, the God of Heaven knew what we would need and sent the provision in the form of a tiny baby. This baby, the Savior of the world, does more than just save us. He is our:
- Wonderful Counselor when we need wisdom and guidance. Counselor is defined as to advise, consult, and to counsel together. When our Savior left this world, He sent us this counselor in the form of the Holy Spirit. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26 ESV)
- Mighty God who fights for us when we feel defenseless. Sometimes we get worn out and have no fight left, but we can trust that the Lord defends us. “He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.” (Psalm 72:12 NLT)
- Everlasting Father who consistently is when life constantly is not. Everlasting means forever (of past and future time) and of continuous existence. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 NLT)
- Prince of Peace who steadies our way when turmoil surrounds us. Peace means completeness, soundness, welfare, safety, health, prosperity, quiet, tranquility, and contentment. Who doesn't need this kind of peace? “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27 ESV)
The provision to all our needs came when God so loved this world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish. We are the "whosoevers." The prophecy fulfilled from Isaiah 9 provides us with counsel, strength, constant care, and peace. It not only gives us eternal life, but life abundant (John 10:10)!
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